It's International Lefthanders' Day! Five facts you should know about lefties

Posted at 8:54 AM, Aug 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-13 08:54:01-04

Aug. 13 is International Lefthanders’ Day.

According to, a group launched the day in 1992 to include worldwide celebrations. The day is most widely celebrated in the United Kingdom, where a number of organizations hold organized events.

Here are five fast facts about lefties, according to

  1. Left-handers adjust more readily to seeing under water.
  2. Most left-handers draw figures facing to the right.
  3. Four out of the original five designers of the Macintosh computer were left-handed.
  4. Left-handers excel in tennis, baseball, swimming and fencing
  5. One in four Apollo astronauts were left-handed, which is 250 percent higher than normal levels of left-handedness.

Famous south paws include Albert Einstein, Cary Grant, Tom Cruise, Yogi Berra, “Shoeless” Joe Jackson, Judy Garland and Henry Ford.